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endorse it. >>> to our top story. the u.s. military says hundreds of american troops are searching for two navy sailors who disappeared in a taliban stronghold in eastern afghanistan on friday. yesterday, the taliban claimed they killed one of the sailors and took the other one as a prisoner, after both were forced from their armored sport utility vehicle. however, nato officials have not confirmed the reports and still characterize the men as missing. there are also conflicting reports about whether the body of one of the two has been recovered. the war in afghanistan also getting attention this morning by the release of the more than 90,000 classified field reports i mentioned. they were made public by an organization that says its goal in disclosing secret documents is to reveal unethical behavior by governments and corporations now, the documents span from january of 2004 -- from 2004 to january of this year, and paint a bleak picture of the situation on the ground there. according to "the new york times" one of the news organizations that was granted early access to the reports, they
will be with us here in the studio. breaking news overnight. it's grim. >> very grim. breaking news. three u.s. troops killed in afghanistan yesterday making july the deadliest month for american forces in the nearly nine-year war. nato officials say the troops died in two separate blasts in the southern part of the country. according to an associated press count that brings the u.s. death toll for the month to at least 63. june had been the deadliest month for the u.s. with 60 deaths and for the overall nato led force with 104 fatalities. meanwhile a new report on the increase in army suicides finds the military is failing its soldiers as they deal with repeated deployments to afghanistan and iraq. according to the army study, military commanders are so focused on preparing their troops for war, they are allowing them to engage in risky behavior back here at home like drug and alcohol abuse that may lead to suicide. the army counted 160 suicides last year, the highest total ever. a senate report reveals as many as 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled at arlington national cemetery. a pr
" reports that since the 9/11 attacks, u.s. intelligence operations have spiraled out of control and that no one knows how much it costs and how many people it employs or how many programs exist. this is the result of a two-year investigation. the post discovering that the system put in place to keep the united states safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine. among the findings, over 1,200 government organizations and nearly 2,000 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence and about 10,000 locations ais kro the u.s. over 800,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people who live in washington, d.c., hold top secret security clearances. richard. and in washington and surrounding areas, 33 building complexes top secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since september of 2001. together, they occupy the equivalent of almost three pentagons or 22 u.s. capital buildings, about 17 million square feet of space. we're going to talk to dana priest who co-wrote the article coming up
militant group with ties to al qaeda. >>> hillary clinton says the u.s. is working with uganda to bring those responsible to justice. >>> "the washington post" reports this morning it was a telephone call from the now infamous red-haired russian spy that triggered her arrest and the arrest of nine others last month. according to u.s. officials, anna chapman called her father a veteran of the kgb after a troubling meeting with an undercover fbi informant in a phone call monitored by the united states chapman expressed worry her cover was broken blown. after that, it was. federal officials intervened to have the group arrested. >>> the swiss government will make an announcement at 8:00 this eastern, stand by! about roman polanski's extradition to the united states for a 1977 sex case. the film director has been held in switzerland since last september on an extradition request made by u.s. authorities. in december, he was allowed to move from prison to house arrest. do you think that we ought to do one of those countdown clocks? cable countdown clock? roman polanski, extradition, tick toc
or the richard gere or miky one. >>> let's take a look at the morning papers. welcome. "the washington post" a u.s. paid $5 million to a iranian scientist. we paid him more than $5 million, to provide intelligence on iran's nuclear program. >> mitt romney has raised nearly $3.5 million for his political action committee in the first half of the year and dwarfed other presidential candidates and established the former massachusetts governor as a potent political force. >>> "the san francisco chronicle." billionaire gubernatorial candidate meg whitman has spent nearly $1.5 million on her own campaign and may give money to the state gop according to sources but whitman's campaign is denying the idea. >>> "usa today" several promise nents the tea party defenders deny racism. michael steele said the naacp was guilty of name calling when the civil rights group called on the tea party to denounce the racist element among its ranks. >>> tim scott who is vying to become the first black republican in congress since 2003 accused the naacp of stereotyping a diverse number of americans and said he has a lot of
even praised netanyahu for easing the recent blockade on gaza. both leaders declared that the u.s. has really bond is unbreakable. >> if you look at every public statement that i've made over the last year and a half, it has been a constant reaffirmaion of the united states and israel why that our commitment to israel security unwavered. and, in fact, there aren't any concrete policies you could point to that would contradict that. >> the reports about the demise of the special u.s. relationship aren't just premature. they are just flat wrong. every day, our teams talk. we don't make it public. the only thing that's public is that you can have differences on occasions and the best of families and the closest of families. >> the two leaders also stressed the importance of moving toward direct talks between israelis and palestinians. the palestinian authority, however, reacted cautiously to yesterday's meeting saying it's up to netanyahu to halt the building of settlements. >>> nbc news reports that four guns belonging to israeli prime minister benjamin national netanyahu security have b
conference to talk about the u.s. economy today, the ohio republican shot back from recent criticism about comments boehner made about financial reform. >> this week, president obama traveled to racine, wisconsin, a city with 14% unemployment. he used his time there to attack me. but i'd ask the president several questions. why aren't you focused on stopping the oil spill in the gulf and getting the gulf cleaned up? why aren't you focused on reforming fannie mae and freddie mac? why aren't you focused on cutting spending now? why isn't the president focused on creating jobs that the american people are asking for? and, mr. president, what about the country? for someone who asked to be held to a higher standard, president obama spends an awful lot of time making excuses and whining about others. the american people want leadership from this white house, not childish partisanship. >> childish partisanship. boehner referring to president obama's town hall meeting in wisconsin and saying the republicans financial reform proposal was like killing an ant with a nuclear weapon. >> john heilemann
liabilities. under pressure from the u.s. government, the oil giant is also preparing a series of backup plans in case its current operations fail. meanwhile, an investigation by the associated press finds that more than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells remain in the gulf of mexico and no one is checking to see if they are leaking. calling the gulf, a, quote, environmental mine field. the ap says the oldest of the wells were abandoned in the late 1940s, raising questions about whether their seals remain intact. well, that is just -- i mean, at this point, you would think you couldn't get worse news out of the gulf and maybe this is really opening up a much bigger story, andrew ross sorkin, businesses and what they leave behind. >> two pieces to this story. there is the good news that bp is trying to put out there in advance. by the way, which i think is a dangerous road to go down. putting out this new july 27th date. by the way, just not to be cynical. the july 27th, not only -- there is a real -- there is substance behind that date. that's when they come out with their second quarter earni
words, there were a peak in u.s. casualties before the surge was successful. >> yeah. >> and general petraeus, when he was making the case for the surge in iraq inside when he was making the case for the surge in afghanistan always made it clear there would be a peak in u.s. casualties before you got stability because u.s. troops were suddenly more exposed in the civilian areas. the price perhaps of victory. i got to believe he made the same case to president obama, and obama has taken on -- he's made that decision. >> pat buchanan? >> that does not necessarily mean obama is right. let me ask you this. suppose mr. steele, the republican national committee, 100 members and all the chairman get together, 150, and they fire michael steele for what he said about afghanistan. what does it say about the republican party if a chairman can be fired for taking a point of view on afghanistan that's held by joe scarborough, george will and tony blankley? >> thank you. >> with all due respect to all leave to those fine men -- >> and ron paul. >> and ron paul. >> i got a statement to read about h
spying in the u.s. is expected to return to moscow today. in new york it happened quickly. the group pled guilty and sentenced to time served and deported. in exchange the russian government is releasing four people convicted of spying for the west. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams has the details on that. >> reporter: assembled quickly in new york at a federal courthouse all ten admitted while they pretended to be the folks next door they were sent to be secret agents for russia. one by one they spoke their true russian names and pleaded guilty to being unregistered foreign agents and the government dropped a second charge of money laundering. the judge accepted their pleas and sentenced them to time served less than two weeks freeing the government to send them to russia in a cold war prisoner exchange all four for those accused of spying for the united states. anna chapman said it's a good deal for her. >> she is happy to be out of jail. the thought that she would have continued under those conditions of confinement for six months or more while awaiting a trial was somethin
the retirement age. don't believe it. >> "charleston daily mail." bill calls for election to fill u.s. senate seat left by robert byrd expected to appoint someone by friday. a lot of people asking him to appoint i'm -- himself. >> "the new york times" gins leak earlier finding for alzheimer's. experts re -- predict two to three-fold increase with people with the disease if the guidelines are adopted. >> big story. >> for my family, this is so frustrating because my mom has been not diagnosed as having alzheimer's for some time, but, obviously, manage is going on there. >> the onset. >> yeah. we've been really surprised by just how vague the guidelines are. >> right, right. no, it's very -- this is -- >> this is a very valid story and definitely looking into and you are grappling whether or not you're dealing with the issue. like you got some questions. >> my mom watches "morning joe" every morning. >> hey, mom. >> my mom says i've lost my brain somewhere. and they talk about -- >> it's fine. >> but she does always watch "morning joe" and she always remembers to call me and tell me that i need
sort of they will stand there by themselves if they have to the old view of what a u.s. senator represents. i don't think paul is going to be this person that is a complete and utter disaster. >> you're right about rand paul. when rand paul got in trouble, there was a light touch actually to rand paul. a bit of a deathness. >> where he came on tv and said, rachel maddow did nothing wrong. it was a terrible interview. he did it things you don't expect from candidates who set themselves on fire. >> probably was honest. he came off as very honest and sort of -- >> he does not have the charisma of a ollie north -- excuse me. he put ollie north up there. you had him on every television show. arguing issues a ling wangish, you know? that's different. >> the conservative base mocked rand paul all during the 2008 primaries. just mocked him, utterly mocked him. the guys all mocked rand paul so he has a long memory. i think the idea that he is somehow part of the same sort of -- that some democrats can easily be able to paint this guy as this sort of -- no. >> we've been talking about the
that's the case. >> "houston chronicle," now testing begins. >> and "the wall street journal," the u.s. issues a new order banning most deepwater drilling until november 30th, setting up a fresh round of conflict with the oil business. >> i don't know how they go on with deepwater drilling after what they found out. >> we talked about this, really. and the headlines. just no trust at all, and mark halperin -- we're talking about bp this morning. actually, this is a real problem for the white house. and they're concerned, aren't they? >> they're concerned, and republicans continue to say that the president is their best friend. i talked to one republican strategist yesterday, heavily involved in the midterm elections. he said we would love if the president would travel to pretty much every state in the union, because they see numbers just like that. he is not popular now. people are not seeing him as doing a good job. >> sorry, joe, how about this number, 26% of registered voters say they're inclined to support their own representative in the house. only 26%. 62% say they would turn the
cities in the running to host the dnc convention. the men who loved the u.s. soccer people, coach bob bradley will be here, but, first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning, everyone. hurricane alex made landfall last night and intesive intensified before it slammed into mexico as a strong category 2 storm. thankfully the storm made landfall in a relatively unpopulated area and barely brushed southern texas with strong winds. the real problem is the rain the next couple of days. also the oil forecast. cleanup still doesn't look good. we still have six-foot waves where the leak is occurring. the skimmer boats probably kept in harbor again today. sea should come down tomorrow where everything can hopefully return to what at least they call normal there nowadays. winds 29 miles per hour. you can see on the radar the storm is falling apart a little bit so we're almost done with alex and weaken into a tropical storm this morning. and it will be gone by tomorrow. forecast wise, it is absolutely gorgeous again today from boston to d.c. just like yesterday. for that matte
lohan. >> "the times of london" david cameron's first official u.s. visit is being overshadowed by an escalating dispute over britain's role in the release of the lockerbie bomber and its connection to a lucrative deal between bp and libya. >> and "the dallas morning news," senate's likely to vote for jobless benefits today. republicans favor funding, but they want budget cuts elsewhere. so there's your answer to that. >> yeah, "arizona daily star." arizona should see first national guard soldiers on the border next month. a full deployment of more than 500 soldiers expected in october. >> and "the wall street journal," china has passed the united states to become the world's biggest energy consumer. however, the u.s. is also, by far, the largest per capita energy consumer with the average american burning five times as much energy annually as the average chinese citizen. >> and "new york times" monday was the day for the history books. amazon.com says the last three months sales for e-books have outnumbered sales of hard covers. >> and let's go right now to willie geist. he's,
of the u.s. military efforts in afghanistan said, quote, wikileaks has a clear agenda, and it's not to win the war in afghanistan. this biased organization seeks to undermine the achievement of a vital national security interest that more than 1,000 americans have already given their lives to safeguard. whereas democrat russ feingold, a vocal opponent of the war, said the documents highlight a fundamental strategic problem, which is that elements of the pakistani security services have been complicit in the insurgency. that security forces, make it clear that there is no military solution in afghanistan. this morning's "wall street journal" reports that the white house was most concerned about documents that suggested pakistan's intelligence service was aiding the taliban. according to the "journal," numerous administration officials spent sunday calling their pakistani counterparts to smooth over relations ahead of the leak. one pakistani official was even quoted as saying, the biggest american concern yesterday was, how will the pakistanis take it? their concern was not what the leaks sa
is off this morning. but you've got willie and me. with us on the set is editor in chief of u.s. news and world report and chairman of copublisher of the new york daily news, mort zumer zuckerman. and chrystia freeland is with us and donnie deutsche, chairman of deutch incorporated on the set with us today. good to have you, donnie. >> we will have luke on the third hour of the show but let's wake him up because he is a hard working reporter. let's call him when we get to this story in this plot. that was quite a moment for luke who handled it quite well and i'm not sure what charlie rangel thaw he was doing. >> that will be in news coming up. >> i don't know if arrogance is a good angle but maybe it's worked for him and worked in the past for others, but it definitely feeds into some of the polls we're going to show you. i'm being sar kask. >> i also wonder the age thing. you get to a certain age he is 80. where i'm not saying he doesn't -- but i don't have to put up with this stuff. think about the pedestrian in the street. they drive, i'm 80, i can do what i want, i can wear a whit
candidate for the u.s. senate in connecticut. world wrestling entertainment is drawing renewed secrete knee for its treatment of its work force and the way it came to dominate the industry. >> interesting. "the boston globe." financial rules overhaul ok'd. president obama given a second big legislative win. >> we've been talking about it for a year these new england republicans can change the dynamics in the senate and in washington, d.c. in a dramatic way. >> you're not going to believe this next story. "charleston daily mail." west virginia joe manchin will appoint to fill byrd's seat. this is the big story. dodgeball is outlawed from west virginia's public schools citing physical and emotional harm. >> just stop it! >> did mike allen and willie grow up -- >> seriously, upstate new york, the best thing about my education in upstate new york is they had these dodgeball contests where you'd run up to the line, you'd throw it as hard as you could, you could be extended and somebody would come from the other side of the line and hit you in the face! you would taste purple for a couple of minu
understand the complexity and absurdity faced by u.s. forces in afghanistan, nothing beats video like this new al jazeera video of afghan police getting, i guess you'd say ready to accompany our troops on patrol in one of the deadliest regions in the world. >> in the past, we've had some issues of certain getting high on patrol. i wouldn't say threaten but they act silly. like anybody who smokes weed, they act ridiculous and hard to get them for focus. they won't stay quiet. they just got the giggles. >> well, i mean, what is different than -- >> smoking weed on the job is bad then? let me write this down. >> mike barnicle, please take notes. >> no weed. >> pat! that's bad news. >> undermining the sport of the war when you see stulvet. get those guys out of there. >> do you think obama really wanted to -- >> i don't think obama is a war president. >> we'll talk about this more at 6:30. no weed on the job, okay? time now to take a look at the morning papers. "the new york times" the oil slick in the gulf of mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected. the effe
journal" the housing market is weighing on the market. major markets across the u.s. home sales are deteriorating and inventories of unsold homes are piling up and builders are scaling back construction plans. >>> "the new york times" states embrace core standards for the schools. 27 have abopted them and a dozen more expected to do so in the coming weeks. >> "usa today" is emerging on the nation's highway. texting while driving. new safety driven software would block a phone's text, e-mail and web browsing functions while a vehicle is moving. hooray! >> with us is jim vandehei of politico with a look at the morning's playbook. you have information about karl rove having trouble raising cash from donors who don't want their names revealed so he did something about it. >> some power players in the republican party are trying to put together these groups to bring in mass amounts of run so they can run attack ads in november to help republicans and having a hard time raising money when they had to disclose the identity of their donors so they set up a new group that allows you to h
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